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What will I learn?

As technological progress accelerates, so does the demand for skilled computer science professionals. Become an expert in this transformative field, using your specialist knowledge to help shape the future of business.

The Master of Computer Science integrates foundational learning, specialist knowledge of a key industry area and application studies focused on understanding technology used in the field. The course ensures you are industry-ready come graduation through an elevated curriculum. It offers you an opportunity to gain a speciality within the field, choosing from software engineering, cybersecurity or artificial intelligence.

What you will learn

A shifting digital reality
Understand how digital technology is reshaping the world, preparing you to play an integral part in that shift.
Computer science fundamentals
Acquire technical skills in a range of areas: Java programming, algorithms, systems architecture, artificial intelligence, cybersecurity and more.
Specialist skills
Specialise in one of the following areas: software engineering, cybersecurity or artificial intelligence.

Industry insights

A computer science qualification will prepare you for work in a wide range of careers in the information technology and computer science industry, including as a:

IT technician
data scientist
business analyst
IT project manager
IT support engineer.

Which department am I in?

Faculty of Information Technology

Study options

Online/Distance (2 years)

Tuition fees
A$50,400.00 (27,25,798) per year
AUD $4,200.00 per unit
Start date

4 July 2022, 29 August 2022, 24 October 2022

Entry requirements

For students from United States

An Australian bachelor degree (or equivalent) with at least a Grade Point Average (GPA) of 4.0 on a 7 point scale and a LSAT score of 150+ (taken within 5 years prior to applying for admission)

For international students

Entry level 1:?72 credit points to complete

Duration: two years part-time

An Australian bachelor’s degree in a relevant discipline with at least a credit (60 per cent) average, or equivalent qualification approved by the faculty.

To undertake the artificial intelligence specialisation, you must have knowledge of calculus and linear algebra at the level of undergraduate physical science or engineering.

Entry level 2: 48 credit points to complete

Duration: 1.4 years part-time

A Monash University Graduate Certificate of Computer Science, with at least a credit (60 per cent) average.

Entry level 3: 24 points to complete

Duration: 0.7 years part-time

A Monash University Graduate Diploma of Computer Science, with at least a credit (60 per cent) average.

IELTS (Academic): 6.5 Overall score, with minimum band scores: Listening 6.0, Reading 6.0, Writing 6.0 and Speaking 6.0

Pearson Test of English (Academic): 58 Overall score, No PTE communicative skills score below 50

TOEFL Internet-based test: 79 Overall score, with minimum scores: Reading 13, Listening 12, Speaking 18 and Writing 21

Paper-based TOEFL 550 Test of written English: 4.5

Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) 176 No skill score below 169
Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) 176 No skill score below 169

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.